25th Annual Seagrove Pottery Festival
Along with two friends, one from China and one from Nepal, that we are privileged to be "hosting" (periodically meeting and making feel welcome) from the UNC International Friendship Program, we attended the 25th annual Seagrove Pottery Festival. Seagrove is a city about two hours away that is said, with 90 potteries within 20 miles, to be the biggest pottery area in the state. Founded before the Revolutionary War, the area has an interesting history based on the rich clay found there.
I've gone thrice in the past and purchased some beautiful pottery, but this year we only purchased a few items (a lovely hardwood cutting board and knife, a small ikebana cup). I want to get some nice plates and a pretty tea kettle - maybe next year we'll find some such pieces that we like.